Sponsorship Opportunities

The Global Wellness Summit offers a wide array of sponsorship opportunities, from the final night’s Gala Dinner as a Titanium Sponsor, to Sponsored Knowledge Workshops on Registration Day, to Industry Research sponsorships that offer exposure at both the Summit and a post-Summit press conference in New York City.

As a sponsor, you will be honored on stage at the Summit, plus receive year round exposure on our website, in press releases, on the GWS mobile app, on the printed invitation and more. For information on 2018 Global Wellness Summit sponsorship and on-site branding opportunities, please email Michelle Gamble or view our sponsorship overview.

2018 Summit Sponsors

We would like to thank our early sponsors below, whose valuable support of the Summit makes such an event possible.

Host Sponsor



Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors. With over 2,000 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym s present in over 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centers and 200,000 private homes in the world are equipped with Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and has been appointed as Official Supplier also for Rio 2016. Visit Technogym at www.Technogym.com.

Diamond Sponsor


Weight Watchers International

Weight Watchers International is an international company, based in the United States, that offers various products and services to assist weight loss. In the early ’60s, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch began inviting friends into her Queens, NY home once a week to talk about how best to lose weight. Today, that group of friends has grown to millions of women and men around the world who’ve joined Weight Watchers to lose weight and lead healthier lives. The core philosophy behind Weight Watchers is to use a science-driven approach to help people lose weight by eating better, moving more and providing support. Visit Weight Watchers International at www.weightwatchers.com.

Platinum Sponsors


Biologique Recherche

For over 35 years Biologique Recherche’s unique methodology has built a strong reputation for astounding effectiveness based on a clinical approach to skincare, delivering immediate and long lasting results. Combined with highly customized protocols and meticulous procedures which recondition the epidermis, Biologique Recherche’s extensive range of skincare products are highly concentrated in botanical, marine and biological active ingredients that are cold formulated in its own laboratory in France. Biologique Recherche is the partner of choice in over 70 countries for exclusive medical spas and day spas in addition to the world’s premiere luxury hotel spas. Visit Biologique Recherche at www.biologiquerecherche.com.



BuDhaGirl is the first lifestyle brand whose mission is to affect cultural change by turning everyday routines into rituals. Through Mindful Glamour®, BuDhaGirl merges contemplative practice and evidence-based science with fashion. Our jewelry, accessories and home décor are vehicles for redefining the art of living well. BuDhaGirl approaches fashion with a holistic world-view, ensuring the life cycle of our products honor global traditions and art forms. The customer experience might be our most valuable asset. We invite each individual to set intentions and create rituals around the process of grooming and dressing each day. BuDhaGirl lingers and becomes an integral part of everyday life. Visit BuDhaGirl at www.budhagirl.com.


Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch® has been a trailblazer and an industry-leading proponent of the wellness lifestyle and real estate living for nearly 40 years, operating the world’s most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties. Canyon Ranch has wellness destinations in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts. In addition, Canyon Ranch operates the world’s largest  day spa at The Venetian® & The Palazzo® hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada and 22 Canyon Ranch at Sea® wellness facilities onboard luxury cruise ships:  Cunard Cruise Line, Oceania® Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, and on Celebrity Cruises®. Canyon Ranch is a 13-time winner of Travel + Leisure’s Best Spa Award, an 11-time recipient of the Condé Nast Traveler Best Destination Spa Award, is honored by Town & Country as one of the ‘Best Luxury Spas in the World’ in their 2017 Spa Awards and is recognized as the ‘Best Wellness Program’ by Virtuoso’s ‘Best of the Best’ 2017 awards. Visit Canyon Ranch at www.canyonranch.com.


[comfort zone]

The [ comfort zone ] brand was conceived and launched in 1996 as the skincare division of the Davines Group, which was founded in Parma, Italy, in 1983 by the Bollati family. What began as a research laboratory for the development of high-quality, highly effective products has grown into an internationally successful professional spa brand with a diverse range of product and treatment offerings. [ comfort zone ] represents a complete system of care for the skin, body, and soul. Our exclusive collection of products, treatments, and rituals has been created with an unwavering commitment to finding the most powerful ingredients and delivering the most effective results. We believe in working from the inside out and from the outside in to improve the human condition and treat the whole body. We seek to promote a holistic, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, based in science and strengthened by passion. Visit [comfort zone] at www.comfortzone.it.

Gold Sponsor



The Gharieni Group is a leading German manufacturer of high end spa and beauty beds, exclusive furniture and equipment. The company is well-known for innovative developments and its philosophy to realise the wishes of individual customers. With branches in southern Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France they export to more than 60 countries worldwide. Visit Gharieni at www.gharieni.com.

Silver Sponsors



Booker is transforming the way local services are managed by businesses and discovered by consumers. Booker replaces everything from manual methods to disconnected software, and unifies the essential components of running a service business into a single web-based platform, accessible from any device. Booker also enables service business to sell their services online, through their website and a network of partner sites and apps, creating a seamless online booking experience for consumers. Booker processes over three million appointments each month across 75 countries. Headquartered in New York City, Booker’s customers include Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of local service businesses. Visit Booker at www.booker.com.


Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia is a unique place in the world: a visionary interpretation of a typical Puglian village, surrounded by millennial olive groves in the beautiful landscape of Puglia in South Italy. Far from a resort, it embodies a brand-new concept of hospitality and wellbeing based on local and authentic experiences, bringing a fresh and original feel that is found ‘nowhere else’, alongside impeccable service. Nestled inside the property there is Vair, the precious spa dedicated to the care of body and soul where everything is calibrated to cradle, soften, soothe with treatments of rare depth, inspired by this ancient and authentic land. Visit Borgo Egnazia at borgoegnazia.com.



Circadia is a professional skincare brand based on the skin and body’s natural circadian rhythms. Chronobiology, the science of defending skin from environmental damage during the day, and stimulating internal repair mechanisms during sleep is at the core of our concept. Circadia’s formulations combine pure botanicals, stem cells, second generation vitamins, and innovative peptide technology to achieve optimal skin health and beauty. Our specialty treatment products utilize these technologies to address a multitude of skin conditions, including aging, acne, dehydration, pigmentation, and rosacea. The corporate headquarters are established in the rolling hills of rural Pennsylvania where founder Dr. Peter T. Pugliese began his medical practice and early research on the physiology of human skin. Visit Circadia at www.circadia.com.



Dornbracht – since 1950, this name has signified the production of high-quality designer fittings and accessories for the bathroom. Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized company run by a family in its third generation whose products have received numerous awards and significantly shaped the decor, architecture and functionality in bathrooms and kitchens. This global player, with its head office in Iserlohn, Germany, enjoys a reputation throughout the industry for being highly innovative because it has the flexibility to respond to change and progress and quickly implement forward-looking concepts along the entire value-added chain. Dornbracht’s long-term commitment has also established it as a relevant protagonist in the European cultural scene. Visit Dornbracht at www.dornbracht.com.



The HydraFacial MD® resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial MD® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective. Visit HydraFacial at www.HydraFacial.com.



Established in 2013 and headquartered near Boston, iGetBetter, Inc., a mobile digital health & wellness company, develops and markets cloud-based software monitoring solutions designed to help hospitals and wellness institutions to engage patients &clients remotely in their rehabilitation and achievement of lifestyle goals. The mobile APP uploads biometric vital data e.g. body composition, weight, steps, activity minutes, calories burnt/consumed, sleep hours, heart rates etc. gathered by wearables devices onto the monitoring dashboard of the coach. Vital data of each client is displayed and analysed allowing the coach to follow up with the client based on real-time measurements. iGetBetter is a very effective tool to guide clients through their critical treatment phase after leaving wellness institution, building a strong and lasting relationship with coach and institution. Visit iGetBetter at www.igetbetter.com.


Lake Austin Spa Resort

The award-winning 40-room luxury wellness resort in Austin, Texas has been at the forefront of organic gardening and healthy cuisine for 20 years. Today, a luxe water taxi transports guests to the idyllic lakeside destination to enjoy science backed wellness classes on the water, Culinary Experience weeks and cooking classes, hiking, yoga and more than 130 weekly classes. Over 100 unique and healing services are offered at the resort’s 25,000-square foot LakeHouse Spa. Sublime interiors with original art and antiques, coupled with breathtaking interactions in nature and Conscientious Cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Stéphane Beaucamp create an immersive wellness experience for guests seeking respite and retreat. Visit Lake Austin Spa Resort at www.lakeaustin.com.



Lefay Resorts was founded in 2006 by the Italian entrepreneurs Alcide and Liliana Leali, with the aim of creating a collection of eco wellness resorts based on a modern reinterpretation of the traditional notion of “luxury”, a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and a new innovative concept of global wellness. The first Resort of the Group, opened in 2008 at Lake Garda in Italy, has received more than 50 international awards and is now one of the leading spa destinations in the world. The expansion strategy of the brand foresees the opening of a second Wellness Resort in the Italian Alps. For more information visit www.lefayresorts.com.


LEMI Group

Since 1989, Lemi’s comprehensive range of beauty and spa equipment has been based on: design, research, technology, quality, functionality, craftsmanship and meticulous finishing. These principles are essential for manufacturing products with an unmistakable Italian style, and have allowed the company to bring authentic Italian craftsmanship to over 100 countries worldwide.In fact, the company’s treatment tables, treatment chairs, multi-sensory equipment, vichy showers, furnishing accessories and multifunction cabins are the fruit of its constant research and development activities, which have led Lemi to become an international leader and trend-setter in the industry. Visit LEMI at www.lemigroup.com/en.



LightStim, the leader in LED Light Therapy, has been serving the medical and spa industry for over sixteen years. The benefits of using non-invasive, light based energy to stimulate, rejuvenate and heal are well documented. With the benefits ofLightStim MultiWave® Patented Technology a new level of total body wellness and peak physiological function has been achieved. Commemorating the recently launched first and only FDA-Cleared LED Bed, LightStim welcomes the opportunity to promote wellness in cooperation with a like-minded community. Visit LightStim at www.lightstim.com.


Longeva Wellness Driven

Longeva is a wellness lifestyle company focused in results-driven sleep wellness programs for spas, resorts and wellness retreats. In 2016 the company launched “Project Z, Sleep Wellness Initiative”, a comprehensive program based on the company’s belief that Spas can shift the global sleep paradigm – once they master the ability to go from provider to teacher. The company’s innovative program integrates sleep wellness consciousness and time-tested practices into multiple guest touch points that span Fitness, Food and Beverage, the guest room, ’sleep fitness’ classes, inspiring sleep skills massage and take-home sleep skills kits. Visit Longeva at www.longeva.com.


Miraval and exhale

Hyatt’s wellness brands are Miraval and exhale. Miraval is a global leader in wellness resorts and spas. Opened in 1995 Miraval Arizona pioneered the destination wellness spa resort category with its comprehensive program of activities, experiences, and personal treatments. Miraval’s core is mindfulness, and its motto “life is better when in balance” guides each visit. Activities include fitness, meditation, yoga, well-being, equine, hiking, biking, and metaphysical exploration. Miraval Life in Balance Spa opened in April 2016 at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA, and in November 2017 at Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour. Additionally, Miraval will unveil two new properties including Miraval Austin in Fall 2018 and Miraval in the Berkshires in 2019. With 24 locations worldwide, exhale offers a combination of cardio, barre, and yoga classes along with healing spa therapies, providing a sanctuary for people to escape the day-to-day and take time to be well. Visit Miraval Group at www.miravalresorts.com and exhale at www.exhalespa.com.


OM4 Organic Male

OM4 Organic Male is the first skin type and condition-specific professional men’s line to launch in the US. On the leading edge of performance-based, green science organics, OM4 globally sources clinically-advanced, socially-responsible ingredients to target the unique biological skin differences and concerns of men. The brand mantra: 4 PRODUCTS | 4 STEPS | 4 MINUTES | 4 MEN. Color coded by skin type with each step numbered, OM4 is intuitively designed to be fast, easy and effective. OM4’s core business is to help partners: (1) grasp the psychology of selling to men, and (2) capture a greater percentage of the fastest growing market in spa.
Visit OM4 Organic Male at www.om4men.com.


Performance Health

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded massage, spa, rehabilitation, and wellness products sold into a variety of U.S. clinical markets, leading national retailers and in over one hundred countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company’s product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics, professional massage products and a broad range of rehabilitation and wellness products. Performance Health markets its diverse product offering under the well-known and highly recognized TheraBand®, Biofreeze®, Cramer®, Bon Vital’®, Thera°Pearl® and Perform® brand names.Visit Performance Health at www.performancehealth.com.


Rancho La Puerta

Each week guests at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort and Spa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, renew their minds, bodies, and spirits on a journey to true wellness. Founded in 1940, The Ranch pioneered the concept of a true destination spa, for both its guests and employees. Over 440 employees and their families are part of the Employee Wellness Program, which provides daily fitness classes, complimentary medical services, and healthy living workshops on topics such as chronic disease prevention and nutrition. The Ranch is dedicated to ensuring that both guests and employees live long, healthy, active, and inspired lives. Visit Rancho La Puerta at www.rancholapuerta.com.



For over a decade, Canada-based ResortSuite software has managed guest information and streamlined operations for some of the most prestigious spas, clubs, hotels and resorts in the world. Unlike other software available on the market, ResortSuite is built on a guest-centric technology platform that enables properties to manage their business more efficiently and provide exceptional service to their customers. ResortSuite extends this unique, guest-centric design with data mining capabilities and integrated one-to-one e-Marketing, Social Networking, Web and Mobile user experiences. ResortSuite includes integrated modules for Spa, PMS, Club, Golf, Retail, F&B, Catering, Ski, and Concierge on an Oracle database. Visit ResortSuite at www.resortsuite.com.


Six Senses

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas are discovered in some of the world’s most beautiful places. They are synonymous with a unique style – authentic, personal and sustainable, and in harmony with individual surroundings; local, yet in tune with the wider world. They are intimate, offering an emotionally intelligent approach to anticipative service, which supports delightful and unexpected surprises. Crafted guest experiences stimulate, energize and revitalize the human spirit, spa and wellness programming is all pervasive. All aspects of Six Senses’ operations, including the Evason brand, embrace these values, which define the brand and the enduring Six Senses mission: To help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. Visit Six Senses at www.sixsenses.com.


The BodyHoliday

The BodyHoliday in Saint Lucia is not only a great beach vacation but it has been famed for its unique approach to health and wellbeing. The experience is a combination of the very best of a vacation combining individual tailored classes in fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and overall wellness. It is designed to be the most relaxing, rejuvenating beach vacation in the world. The BodyHoliday makes a promise, “give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind”. It offers a range of personalized treatment, therapies while taking advantage of the most comprehensive activity and exercise schedules. What makes it great is that you can do as much or as little as you like; enjoy an active fun filled vacation or choose to lie back and do nothing at all! Visit The Body Holiday at www.thebodyholiday.com.


Universal Companies

For more than 30 years, over 30,000 spa professionals in 47 countries have trusted Universal Companies to be their single-source supplier, providing thousands of products to help them manage and grow their businesses. Located in beautiful and historic Abingdon, Virginia, we distribute furniture, fixtures, equipment, implements, supplies, and spa apparel to customers from the largest spa to the independent practitioner. Universal Companies also offers professional skin and body products, retail items, and merchandising tools, and provides spas with innovative consulting services, educational materials, and training options. For more information about Universal Companies, please call 800-558-5571 or visit www.universalcompanies.com.